ComedyNet announced it is in discussions about launching a full-time HD channel. The young company based in New York City expects to be in over 25 million homes by the end of 2008, and to offer their already 300 hours of programming in high-definition.
“We have been very successful in fulfilling our primary goal of gaining carriage on the On Demand platform of cable systems, and we expect to be available to over 25 million cable homes by year end, said Jocelyn Bayle, VP of Affiliate Relations. She added, “We look to expand that distribution and explore all other modes of digital delivery including IPTV, Broadband, etc.”
The company believes their comedy programming skews to a different audience than Comedy Central, and is been actively seeking joint ventures for development, production and distribution.